Media Alert: Festival of the Future City 2017 | Making the City Playable
What Makes a City Playable?
Watershed Digital Creativity Centre have gathered together an international mix of artists, academics, policy makers and producers to speak about their transformative work in cities from Montreal to Mexico City, Lagos to Copenhagen. They will explore the social and cultural issues that play is helping them to address, the challenges of making playful projects a reality and who feels welcome/able to access public space.
Please join us for a one-day symposium with design innovators such as:
- Inua Ellams, Founder of Midnight Run. The Midnight Run works with the best organisations and the best artists to create urban walking experiences and opportunities to meet, interact and collaborate with new art forms and new people. It is a dynamic opportunity to creatively engage with cities in fresh and alternative ways.
- Clorinda Romo, director of creative projects at Laboratorio para la Ciudad. She co-curated Mexico’s City participation in the Venice Architecture Biennale and Lisbon First Architecture Triennial 2006/2007 and is the co-founder of Pase Usted. She coordinated Pase Usted’s – GeneraMX project, a platform that empowers and incubates social impact projects that can improve the quality of life in cities through technological development.
Other confimed speakers include
- Miguel Sicart, Play scholar, Pascale Daigle, Programme Director of Montreal’s Quartier des Spectacles, Daniel Hirschmann, Founder of Hirsch and Mann, Watershed’s current Playable City Award winners, Erin Walsh, Head of City Strategies at Future Cities Catapult, Stuart Nolan, Research magician, Inua Ellams, Founder of Midnight Run, Jen Stein, UWE Professor of Design Futures
Thursday October 19th | 09.30 - 17:00 (lunch provided)
@ The Watershed
Avon, BS1 5TX
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